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Odor Still Dealing With Finger Issue

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    Rougned Odor #12 of the Texas Rangers walks back to the dugout after striking out looking with a runner in scoring position in the third inning against the Colorado Rockies during interleague play at Coors Field on July 20, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

    The Texas Rangers have won four of the five games they've played since Rougned Odor left last Tuesday's loss to Toronto after the fingernail on his right middle finger was ripped off by a hard line drive.

    That doesn't mean they're cool with him sitting out any longer, and they hope to have him back soon but it's just an issue of pain management and pain tolerance for the 21-year-old second baseman, who's been the Rangers' best player since he was recalled from a demotion to Triple-A back on June 15.

    In fact, in his last 21 games (going back 30 days), Odor is the best hitter on the Rangers with a .324/.341/.525 triple slash to go with five doubles, a triple and three home runs. Without him, they've still been winning, which is encouraging, but just imagine what they can do when he returns.

    On Sunday, Odor took some infield but still wasn't throwing effectively. With that said, you'd have to think it won't be much longer before he returns to the lineup. Could Monday in San Diego be the big day?